Loveland-based aerospace company has doubled revenue for five consecutive years

Opterus R&D, Inc. is proud to announce it ranked #1 in Flight 3 of the BizWest Media, LLC. 2021 Mercury 100 List. The list recognizes the 100 fastest growing companies in the Boulder Valley and Northern Colorado. Opterus was selected for the highest revenue growth in its flight over a two-year period, at 418%. Flights are separated by region and revenue, with Opterus’ flight containing Northern Colorado companies with revenues of $1.8 to $4.8 million. From modest beginnings as a garage start-up in CEO Thomas Murphey’s residence, the aerospace design and manufacturing company relocated to The Warehouse Business Accelerator’s facility in 2018 to accommodate its rapid growth. Recently, Opterus and the Loveland-based incubator moved to the new Forge Campus, which houses a variety of tech-focused growing businesses. As an agile and flexible small business, Opterus has been able to capitalize on expansion of the aerospace sector and rising demand for satellite structural components through its adaptable manufacturing facilities and advanced foldable composite technologies. The company has a history of solving challenges surrounding lightweight compact structures that reduce the barrier of entry to space. The Warehouse Business Accelerator, located at the Forge Campus alongside Opterus, has been a valuable resource for Murphey and his team. “I’m excited to be able to participate in creating such an awesome company,” says Warehouse Executive Director Allison Seabeck. “Opterus is exactly the kind of business that creates opportunities here in Loveland.”

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In the next year, Opterus is planning to expand its office and manufacturing space to further increase its capabilities. “Our passion for space structures is very strong.” says Murphey. “We’re going to continue taking on new challenges and finding innovative solutions.”